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Spring 21 and COVID-19 Info & Resources

Spring 21 and Covid-19 Info and Resources

Town Halls/Info Sessions for Faculty

Godfrey Gibbison, Dean, Extended Learning, and
Clint Roberts, Associate Vice President, Business and Financial Services

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
The CSUSM Academic Senate’s Budget and Long-range Planning Committee (BLP) has determined that there is a strong need to clarify the role and purpose of self-support programs, and to re-develop the MOU(s) between Extended Learning and CSUSM units.  BLP aims for the process to be as transparent as possible. To that end, we hope you’ll join us for the second Town Hall in this series. Discussion will include:  An overview of Workgroup timeline and progress; Summary of stakeholder feedback; Workgroup recommendations; and, Q&A.

Provide your questions/comments/feedback to the EL MOU workgroup(Please submit your input/questions before Town Hall, or no later than
5 PM, Friday, April 30th.)

Academic Senate

The Academic Senate acts as the representative body within the faculty through which the responsibilities of the faculty are exercised. 

The Academic Senate formulates, evaluates, and recommends to the President of the University policies and procedures which pertain to the development, maintenance, and improvement of the University program in academic matters.

The Constitution & Bylaws of the University Faculty and the Academic Senate establish the basis upon which the Academic Senate participates in the governance of CSUSM.

Faculty Governance

Through a process referred to as "shared governance", a tradition in academia with roots dating back to medieval times, the university faculty play a significant role in the institution's growth and development. 

The degree programs and curricula offered by the university are designed and vetted by the faculty.  In consult with university administrators, the faculty also develop policies and procedures related to graduation requirements, faculty personnel matters, student grievances, periodic assessment of degree programs, the handling of intellectual property, and other aspects of university stewardship. The Academic Senate is the primary vehicle for faculty engagement in these activities.